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AMITY UNIVERSITY

--UTTAR PRADESH-Amity Institute of Environmental Sciences


Title: - Terms of references for EVS UG Projects
1. MONITORING OF THE CLEANLINESS OF THE CAMPUS IN (AUUP).
METHODOLOGYA) - Types of waste generated Bio-degradable Non-biodegradable Hazardous Non Hazardous E-waste B) - Location where waste is generated (Open or closed) C) - Volume of waste generated D) - Waste Handling Procedures Desired Existing E)-Transportation, storage and disposal Desired Existing F) - Regulatory requirements and the level of their compliance G) - Level of awareness Handling staff (Class IV Level) Faculty and admin staff Students H) - Health Risk Assessment of the exposed workers I) - Questionnaire can be prepared for obtaining data RESULT: Observation and analysis of the information gather CONCLUSION: Drawn by the student with the help of the faculty SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty to meet the quality standards within AUUP.

2. MONITORING OF THE CAFETERIAS/WASTAGE OF FOOD IN (AUUP).


OBJECTIVE: To monitor the waste generation in the cafeterias and suggest necessary mitigation METHODOLOGYA) - Types of waste generated Bio-degradable Non-biodegradable

B) Segregation of waste at cafeterias C) - Volume of waste generated D) - Waste Handling Procedures Desired Existing E)-Transportation, storage and disposal Desired Existing F) - Regulatory requirements and the level of their compliance G) - Level of awareness Handling staff (Class IV Level) Faculty and admin staff Students

H) - Problems and issues related quality of food I) Action taken by the consumer, cafeteria owner and administration J) - Health Risk Assessment K) - Questionnaire can be prepared for obtaining data RESULT: Observation and analysis of the information gather CONCLUSION: Drawn by the student with the help of the faculty SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty to meet the quality standards within AUUP.

3. ENVIRONMENTAL FILMS IN AND AROUND IN (AUUP).


OBJECTIVE- Capturing the best eco-friendly practices in AUUP, highlighting the various environmental issues within and around the campus and city. METHODOLOGYA) - Identify and the various eco-friendly practices going within the campus

OR B) Identify and the various environmental issues within the campus C) Shoot a documentary or a short film for the same. D) Documentary can be make on the cleanliness of the campus, sanitation issues, waste disposal, water usage, eco-friendly lifestyle, health & hygiene, awareness about the environmental problems and issues within campus etc E) Documentary can be make on the conditions of slums, child labor, woman safety, wildlife, sanitation problems, education, rehabilitation, occupational hazards, water pollution, air pollution etc outside the campus. F) - Minimum 15 minutes film or documentary to be shot. G) - Bytes and interview of the residents, workers, concerned person etc can be shot if required. H) - Faculty or QAE bytes and interview can be shot if required CONCLUSION: Drawn by the student with the help of the faculty

SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty to meet the Environmental quality standards within AUUP.

4. MONITORING OF AIR QUALITY IN AND IN THE VICINITY OF CAMPUS. (DOCUMENTATION OF THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES COMING IN THE CAMPUS AND PARKED OUTSIDE) IN (AUUP).
OBJECTIVE: Monitoring of Air Quality in and around the Amity Campus, Noida METHODOLOGY: A) Per day counting of the number of vehicles entering the campus from different gates. B) State-wise distribution of vehicles reaching the campus (can be judged by registration numbers of the vehicles) C) Calculate the amount of Fuel (by calculating the calorific value of Petrol/Diesel) that is burnt within the campus (due to internal vehicle movement) D) The green cover area of Amity campus (Information to be procured by administration) E) Count the number of trees in the campus. F) Calculate the amount of CO2 that a tree of particular canopy can absorb. (take help of internet for calculation) G) Compare the number of trees present in the campus with those required (as summed up in the calculation) H) Additional questionnaire can be prepared for extra information (like no. of vehicles parked outside; time/season/month at which pollution is at its peak) I) Measures taken-up by the administration for the management of vehicle entry. CONCLUSION: what conclusions the students can draw form the above study.

SUGGESTIONS: what suggestion/recommendations are given by students as well as respondents of Questionnaires to improve the air quality of the campus? REFERENCES: IF ANY.

5. MONITORING OF LUMENS / LUX LEVELS USING LUX-METER IN (AUUP).


OBJECTIVE- To evaluate the technical performance or evaluating the efficiency of the existing lightning fixtures installed in the workplace and to compare it with the existing standards. METHODOLOGYA) Identifying and selecting the location of measurement Class rooms Auditoriums Stairs Corridors Toilets Offices, Faculty cabins Lounges Hostel rooms Basement Parkings Lower ground floor

B) Monitoring LUX at different locations with the help of LUX meter at various times of day Afternoon (around 12:30pm) Evening (around 05:30pm) Night(around 08:30pm)

C) Monitoring in different months to build up the data over a period of time (odd & even semester) D) - Preparing measurement chart E) Comparing the results with the standards (Standard referred is ISO 6665) RESULT: Observation and analysis of the information gather CONCLUSION: Drawn by the student with the help of the faculty SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty for the areas where low LUX is observed.

6. MONITORING OF AMBIENT NOISE LEVELS IN (AUUP).


OBJECTIVE: A) To monitor the noise level during the working days within the campus and to compare it with ambient noise standards for the area.

B) To assess the impact of various noise sources on students and faculty. C) To identify the significant sources of noise and finding & implementation of remedies to reduce the Noise levels within the campus.

METHODOLOGY: The Noise Level Monitoring will be carried out in all the blocks of AUUP using Noise level meter* during both day and night period. The monitoring stations selected include library, classroom area, office area, and cafeteria. Health risk assessment.

RESULT: Observation and analysis of information gathered. CONCLUSION: Drawn by the students with the help of the faculty. SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty to meet the quality standards with AUUP. Noise level meter to be provided by QAE.

7. ENERGY REPORT CARD (ASK STUDENTS TO NOTE DOWN THE NUMBER OF EMPTY CLASSES FOUND WITH THE LIGHT SWITCHED ON OR A TAP LEFT OPENED OR A FOOD GO WASTED) IN (AUUP).
OBJECTIVE: To enlist all Environment friendly practices in the campus METHODOLOGY: A) Student teams: A team of 4/5 students for each block

B) Survey form: Record number of total lights, fans, AC vents in each classroom Student capacity of each classroom If classroom is empty how many lights, switches, fans, AC vents are left on.

C) Monitoring Data compilation: Derive the ratio of energy consumption : students Derive energy wasted

CONCLUSIONS: Presentation of results and summary of the study SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATION: What are the steps recommended for students to follow to keep energy wastage low.

8. REFLECTION IN WATER (IMPACT OF WATER SCARCITY AND POLLUTION IN AND AROUND CAMPUS IN (AUUP).
OBJECTIVES: A) To identify various treatment plants in AUUP. B) To study the working of various treatment plants (STP and ETP) in AUUP. C) To identify various Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) units in AUUP. D) To study the capacity of each RWH units in AUUP. E) To study the functioning of each units. F) To study the working of RO unit (recycled water) in AUUP. G) Determine the inflow of waste water in ETP/STP H) Determine the usage of outflow of treated water from ETP/STP. I) Determine the recharge potential of each rain water harvesting units. J) Testing of basic Water quality parameters of out flowing water. METHODOLOGY: Full flow chart of the units. Working of the unit. Recycling water input into units. Pictures of unit. Capacity of unit.

CONCLUSIONS: Presentation of results and summary of the study. SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATION: What are the steps recommended for better water usage in campus.

9. ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN (AUUP)


OBJECTIVE: To enlist all Environment friendly practices in the campus METHODOLOGY: A) Student teams: A team of 4/5 students for each block

B) Survey form: Enlist and take pictures of practices being followed for water treatment, recycling, rain water harvesting, harvesting, paper consumption, no polythene use in campus and any other identified by students C) Monitoring Data compilation: Enlist and take pictures of practices being followed

200 words description of each practice

CONCLUSIONS: Presentation of results and summary of the study SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATION: What are the steps recommended for making Amity a green campus.

10. ORGANIC FARM OF AUUP.


OBJECTIVE- Maintenance and the working of organic farm in the campus METHODOLOGYA) - Types of plants and vegetables grown Eatables Non-eatables B) Types of fertilizers and manure use Chemical Bio-fertilizers (Vermi compositing) C) Common Farming practices used for cultivating plants D) - Harvesting procedures E) Transportation, usage and storage practices (Usage of medicines, pesticides, go-downs conditions etc) F) Extension services to farmers (facilities provided by Amity) G) - Level of awareness Handling staff Faculty and admin staff Students H) - Problems and issues faced (Contamination of soil, crop diseases, Pesticides etc)

I) - Action taken by the administration J) - Health Risk Assessment K) - Questionnaire can be prepared for obtaining data RESULT: Observation and analysis of the information gather CONCLUSION: Drawn by the student with the help of the faculty SUGGESTIONS: Necessary suggestions and recommendations by the student and faculty to meet the quality standards within AUUP.

11. BEST OUT OF WASTE IN (AUUP).


OBJECTIVE: To prepare Best out of waste (like) METHODOLOGY:

Anything that is considered as trash can be utilized to prepare innovative things like: 1) old used cartons, covers 2) CDs, 3) Plastic bottles/ cans 4) Old wooden sticks 5) Old chart papers 6) Used photo frames 7) Old/broken flower-pots 8) Used plastic-wares etc 9) Used egg-trays 10) Used thermocole from electronic wastes The prepared item/object will be sold out at the annual cultural fest and on other occasions within campus. Whatever the amount will be generated by selling the items shall be contributed to Amitasha students or any other NGO working in nearby areas.

12. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS PROGRAMMES IN (AUUP). (Will be prepared after discussing with the QAE team )